You’ve seen the pictures, movies, and television shows featuring celebrities with their gorgeous grins. Gone are the days when most celebs were on film showing their natural teeth. Now fame is all about perfection, and that includes having the ideal set of teeth. Celebrity smiles are white, aligned, and ideally shaped in length and width. Are these actors, actresses, and journalists born lucky? Some of them. But most must give thanks to their favorite cosmetic dentist for the smiles they’re known for today.
The Well-Rounded Cosmetic Dentistry Solution
Porcelain veneers are one of the top celebrity smile makeover techniques. You can see them on Denzel Washington, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Demi Moore, Chris Rock, Nicolas Cage, Emily Blunt, Ben Affleck, and Morgan Freeman. Too gummy of a smile? Short teeth? Stained teeth? Chipped teeth? Misaligned teeth? Porcelain veneers are so versatile they are able to solve all of these problems and then some, truly creating the perfect Hollywood smile. The contact-lens thin veneers are fitted over your natural teeth and artfully customized to be the right color and size before they are bonded in place. From there, it’s only a matter of taking care of your veneers as you normally would with twice-daily brushing and once-daily flossing, and you’ll have a celeb-worthy smile for a very long time.
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Whiter Than White Teeth
For the famous folks who are fortunate enough to have wonderful teeth naturally, there is always more that can be done to enhance their DNA. The pearly whites of Sofia Vergara, Anne Hathaway, Taylor Lautner, and Julia Roberts are super white – it could be thanks to professional teeth whitening treatments, or perhaps they’ve had other cosmetic dentistry procedures done. Not being able to identify what they’ve had done to their teeth, if anything, is a sign of exemplary work.
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Act Like a Celeb
You too can have the same kind of “did she or didn’t she” smile that leaves people recognizing that you look great, but wondering just what it is that’s making you look so good. But, whether you opt for cosmetic dentistry or not, there are few dos and don’ts that you must practice or avoid in order to keep your smile in top shape:
- Don’t use your teeth as a tool. There are scissors and knives for opening bags and packages – your teeth aren’t meant to work that way and you could easily break, crack, or chip a tooth.
- Do eat a healthy diet. Sure, celebs can afford the groceries and meal plans and chefs to keep them lean and fit, but you can do the same for your own body if you put time and effort into it. What you feed your body affects the health of your teeth as well as your overall well-being.
- Do kick the bad habits. You may see photos of celebs stomping through Tinseltown with their iced coffee, but more often than not they’re downing smoothies and flavored water, both which are better for your teeth than caffeinated beverages, including colas. What you sip on all day long can stain your teeth for the long haul.
- Do maintain preventive care at home. Sure, you might see your dentist twice a year, but are you waiting for these visits to get your teeth especially clean? Keep up with the good habits at home, and brush and floss regularly to rid your teeth of sugar, bacteria, and plaque that have built up after a day of eating and drinking.
You may not be a celeb, but you can certainly get a beautiful smile that mimics the grins they sport. Make your appointment with Dr. John Moore at Cosmetic Dental Associates in San Antonio to discuss the smile makeover solution that’s right for you.